The Alapaha was created by Miss Lana Lou Lane in Rebecca, Georgia, USA in the 1970’s. The breed was named after the famous Alapaha river that runs through Georgia. The breed began from an accidental breeding between a female named ‘Roseanna’ that was a cross between a Colby Pit Bull Terrier and White English Bulldog and Lana’s next door neighbours Catahoula Leopard Dog. Lana’s early Alapaha’s were mainly a combination of Pit Bull Terrier x Johnson American Bulldog x Catahoula Leopard dog with small amounts of blood from WEB’s, a Labrador dog, a Bullmastiff and an American Staffordshire Terrier. It’s well known that Lana bought several American bulldogs from Mr John D Johnson and several Catahoula Bulldogs (Catahoula Leopard Dog x Pit Bull) from S&M Kennels. These dogs were all used by Lana in her Alapaha Bulldog breeding program.
Please check out my Blog #17 for more info on the breed.